You might wonder what you could do with your kids in Suffolk? No to worry, we’ve got you covered!

If the rain arrived on your holiday, you needn’t be stuck with kids for things to do in Suffolk – you can explore the county’s interesting maritime past, discover some of its historic houses and museums, or entertain the kids at a vintage seaside amusement arcade.

With any luck the rain should pass in a few hours due to the coastal breeze! Suffolk has some amazing walks and cycling trails, loads of watersports to try on its rivers.

In addition, broads and beaches, and abundant wildlife in its multiple nature reserves. So whether your kids prefer farms, beaches or forests, we’ve got you covered when it comes to plan your weekend away.

If this is your first time visiting Suffolk with your kids, I would suggest prioritising the following top 5 attractions in the region:

  • Easton Farm Park
  • Africa Alive
  • Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park
  • Sutton Hoo
  • Pleasurewood Hills

Without any delay, let’s look at the best things to do with kids in Suffolk.

1. Anglia Indoor Karting

Unleash your inner racing driver at this indoor Go Karting complex in Ipswich. Kids can don their racing suits and helmets, before tackling the multi-level circuit in specially designed Kubz Karts. Watch as they gleefully navigate the twists and turns… then its time for the adults to try and beat their lap times!

Address: Unit 12, Farthing Road Industrial Estate, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP1 5AP

Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 10pm

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2. Pennikity Pots Ceramics Cafe

This town centre ceramics cafe is a wonderful place to get creative with your kids on a rainy day. Warm up with a coffee and a slice of homemade cake, then pick what you want to paint and get those creative juices flowing! Choose from a huge range of ornaments, plates and mugs, which will then be glazed and fired for you ready to collect later. At just £3 per person and no time limit, this is a really good value day out.

Address: Crown Anchor Mews, 1, Tower Ramparts, Ipswich IP1 3DJ

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:30am -5:30pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm

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3. Easton Farm Park

This farm is surprisingly well equipped for a wet day, with lots of indoor activities to keep younger children entertained.  The indoor play areas are suited to various different ages, and there are lots of undercover activities during the school holidays such as craft workshops. There are also many animals undercover in the barns, as well as animal handling sessions and feeding times. In addition, ff you don’t mind getting wet, bring your wellies and tackle the 30 acre ‘green trail.’

Address: Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge IP13 0EQ

Opening Hours: Open daily, 10:30am – 5:30pm

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Things to Do with Kids in Suffolk
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4. Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum

Experience the sights, smells and sounds of this iconic Suffolk attraction – one of the only remaining tide mills in the world which still produces flour. Dating back over 800 years, this historic mill offers a fascinating insight into how our food is made. Now a modern family attraction as well as a working mill, you will find interactive exhibitions and children’s activities to keep the little ones engrossed. They will love seeing the huge oak wheel turning – check the website for up to date times for this daily event.

Address: Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge IP12 1BY

Opening Hours: Open daily 11am – 5pm

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Source: By Circuitsight at English Wikipedia

5. Lowestoft Maritime Museum

Explore Suffolk’s maritime past at this family friendly museum, where the kids will be given hates to wear as they wander round – will you be a fisherman, captain, sailor or pirate?! There are also treasure trails to follow, games and toys to play with and craft activities every Thursday in August.

Address: Whapload Road, Lowestoft. NR32 1UL 

Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 5pm

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